if you must take the capsules then break them open swallow the contents and chase it with a glass of water.
Before doing this, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist and get the 'ok' first. Time released capsules are designed to BE time released and absorbed along the large intestine. Since we don't have a large intestine, we obviously can't absorb them in the time frame they're meant to be absorbed. Breaking them
open means your body will absorb them a lot faster than they're designed to be and that could be disastrous for you (as in overdose).I was referring to breaking
open immodium capsules or tylenol. yes, please dont do this for narcotics.
if these are some sort of time released capsules like Hydromorphone thats not recommended.as stated an overdose would not be good.
Age:31 Married with children.
Ulcerative Colitis cause: In 2003 I took Accutane for about 4 months, started getting strong side effects of abdominal cramping and bloody stools.
May 2004: Diagnosed with Left sided UC -
should have understood the IBD warnings-side effects were now permanent.
May 2004- May 2009: Prednisone, Asacol and many other med's that did not work well-Remicade was great for 16 months then suddenly stopped working.
May -June 2009: Pancolitis- chronic 2 month flare up that put me out of work and made me seriously think about surgery.
June 24th 2009: elective colectomy/ileostomy
August 2009: planned rectum removal and j-pouch construction.
October-November 2009: planned Reversal.
Summary: Suffered 5 long years with severe Ulcerative Colitis, Anxiety and depression. Today-No more harmful drugs. No more running to the bathroom 20+ times a day. No more cramping and bleeding. No more embarrassing situations of incontinence. Satisfied with the first surgery!